Valerie Vaughn

Valerie Vaughn

Golf House Tennessee Learning Center

400 Franklin Road

400 Franklin Road, Franklin, Tennessee 37069, US

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Please indicate past awards won/recognitions:
GRAA Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional, Other (Indicate specific awards below in 3-a)

Other awards won:
Presidents Plaque 2009, 2010 AL NW FL Section; PGA Presidents Council 2009, 2010, 2011; Youth Player Development Award PGA TN Section Middle TN Chapter 2017; Richard Eller Growth of The Game Award TN Section PGA Middle TN Chapter 2018; Richard Eller Growth of the Game Award TN Section PGA 2018; GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional 2019; GRAA Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional 2020 & 2021; Richard Eller Growth of the Game Award TN Section PGA Middle TN Chapter 2020; Shiny Apple Golf House TN Learning Center PGA Staff Community Award Walnut Grove Elementary School In School Golf Program 2019

Total number of individual lessons given per year:
Male: 25
Female: 75
Junior: 500

Total number of individual clinics given per year:
Over 400

Please indicate any Growth of the Game initiatives your facility/academy has launched over the past year (please give specifics on such programs):
1. Branching out to play additional courses with PGA HOPE military program – one day league at area executive 9 hole Cheekwood Golf Course in Franklin TN- 20 PGA HOPE The Little Course Graduates / spent just over $700 total for 4-person scramble 9-hole outing with cart, arrival gift, snacks, awards and hot dog lunch (avg $35 pp) supported Cheekwood golf shop for awards items in shop
2. Spring and Fall 6-week junior 9-hole leagues at The Little Course (par 3 walking course) 72 juniors age 8-17 at $120 pp – take the average of best 4 of 6 scores and issue 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awards in Elementary School Division, Middle School Division, High School Division
3. Homeschool Performance League age 7-17/ 6 weeks/ played various weekly formats with individual stroke play 6-hole Awards Championship 3 age divisions (18 juniors/ 1.5 hrs weekly/ PGA Coach and PGA Associate Coach/ $180 pp)
4. PGA Junior League – summer 6 weeks – 48 juniors at $150pp/ age 7-13/ each junior gets a kit with jerseys and name on back, cap and additional goodies; scramble match play format with awards ceremony end of 6th week; 4 teams – 12 juniors each team (total 288 rounds)
5. Tennessee PGA Junior Golf Academy – 248 juniors age 8-17 / 4 days – 3 hours coaching daily and team scramble on graduation day/ PGA Coaches and interns
6. Golf House Tennessee Learning Center Skills Programs March-Oct nearly 1,500 juniors age 4-17
7. OP36 Program – juniors/families/ladies
8. All Growth of the Game initiatives have led to over 20,000 rounds on The Little Course in 2022 (9 hole walking par 3 course)
Hosted Several Additional Events in 2022:
9. Simmons Bank Open for The Snedeker Foundation Kids Clinic at The Little Course 2022 (Korn Ferry Tour event was run by The Tennessee Golf Foundation)
10. Titleist Demo Day for TGF donors
11. Williamson Inc Golf Classic – am and pm shotgun at The Little Course (introduced The Little Course to participating Chamber members in Williamson County

Please share any programming you have made to keep your customers & students engaged:
Welcome to Golf age 4-5 $75 pp/ 3 days 45 min daily and graduate with certificate & ICEE
6-Step Building Block Program ages 6-12
Step 1 Welcome to Golf age 6-8 & age 9-12 $80 pp
Step 2 Putting Fundamentals age 6-8 & 9-12 $80 pp
Step 3 Short Game Fundamentals age 6-8 & 9-12 $80 pp
Step 4 Full Swing Fundamentals age 6-8 & 9-12 $80 pp
Step 5 Full Swing 2 age 6-8 & 9-12 $80 pp
Step 6 Short Game 2 age 6-8 & 9-12 $80 pp
Playing Series 1 & Playing Series 2 On Course (1 hr each / $30 pp each)
Homeschool Golf Program – 5 weeks – $85 pp
Get Golf Ready for Teens age 13-17 / $99 pp
Juniors Spring and Fall Leagues age 8-17 / $120pp
Ladies and Seniors Spring & Fall Golf Clinics & League Series $10 pp weekly clinic/ $10 pp weekly league
Get Golf Ready for Adults (GGR 1 & 2) promote heavily to parents of juniors in programs/ Coach Gaylon teaches GGR Adults & Senior clinics Adults
Operation 36 (25 yards, 50 yards, 100 yards) juniors girls and boys and ladies OP36
PGA HOPE Summer and Fall Veteran/Junior Scramble – 9 hole Putting Scramble with awards & snacks following play
Area Music Artists entertain at PGA HOPE Spring & Fall
Junior Golfers sing The National Anthem at PGA HOPE Spring & Fall program and juniors are invited to play in PGA HOPE Graduation Scramble